Getting ready

I somehow just realized what time of year it really was. Last night I began my Thanksgiving cooking, without any concern given to my allergy or wheat intolerance. I’m having way too many guests to keep my guts in mind. A dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free Thanksgiving doesn’t leave very much to be thankful for in the way of edibles.

I feel as though I have been running at an incredible speed the past month. I had a week-long visit by the mom, Nana, and great aunt that proved to be way more entertaining than I had hoped. I fit in a trip to Texas for a friend’s wedding, and made my favorite Halloween costume to date (pics to follow this week). I also turned 30 somewhere in that madness, and decided in my new-found adulthood that I would put up my Christmas tree early…in mid October…while wearing a fur hat and eating my leftover birthday cake.

Perhaps this wasn’t the most mature thing to do, but it suited me just fine.

Other than my Christmas tree, I don’t really decorate for the holidays. However, today while I was purchasing some prints off Etsy, I also stumbled upon the shop Knock Knocking. There I found the most delightful and colorful wreaths that made me rethink the whole holiday decorating thing.

Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.
  1. I’d wear this around my neck it’s so sweet~

  2. I totally bought the penguin one. Now I gotta find the perfect place for him in my apartment.

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